A splendid tetrassarion of Macrinus from Nicopolis ad Istrum
Lot 816
MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum. Macrinus, 217-218. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 26 mm, 10.44 g, 7 h), Marcus Claudius Agrippa, legatus consularis. AY K OΠΠEΛ CEYH MAKΡINOC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right, wearing aegis on his left shoulder. Rev. ΥΠ AΓΡIΠΠA NIKOΠOΛ-ITΩN ΠΡOC / ICTΡΩ Macrinus, raising his right hand, driving quadriga to right preceded by Virtus holding vexillum in her left hand and looking back; above, trophy flanked by two captives seated on ground line; on chariot, Nike flying right, holding wreath and palm frond. Hristova-Jekov Varbanov 3405 corr. Rare. A beautiful example with a lovely olive green patina. Good very fine.

From a European collection, formed before 2005.
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